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25 Years’ Worth of Marriage Advice: Hina Khan-Mukhtar

In celebration of her jubilee anniversary, Hina Khan-Mukhtar shares some marriage advice gathered over the years. Have you ever set foot inside a couple’s home and immediately felt a sense of sakinah, or peace, wash over you? Whether it was a modestly-furnished apartment in a neighborhood where people struggle to make ends meet or a […]

Is It Permissible to Love Someone Without Being Married?

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil tackles the question of the possibility and legality of loving someone before marriage. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it impermissible to love a girl before marriage? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray this finds you well. Please forgive me for the delay. Ruling […]

Love, Good Character, and Mercy Between Spouses

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: There is a famous hadith often cited by people and they state the source as Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan at-Tirmidhi. The Hadith is: “When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both with Mercy” [Bukhari 6:19 & Tirmidhi 14:79]. Could you state that […]